Please bear with me as my knowledge on electrical is very limited.
- Question relates to a driving simulator product = Thrustmaster T500
- Product uses a 24v / 6.67a 4 pin power supply (factory supplied)
- I intend to purchase one but it does not come with a power supply
- I can source one on Amazon / Ebay but it is extremely expensive ($100AUD)
- The product will be used in Australia.
- There is someone who has used a 19v / 7.1a laptop power supply and simply cut the wires (male from power unit / femal in the base) and connected the positive and negatives back together in order to power the unit.
- They claim everything works, and been using it for over a year with no problems
- I understand if I do this I will lose any warranty on the base
- Unsure if not using recommended volt/amp is a wise decision
- Asthetically it will look ugly as its hard to hide all the wires
- The only Pro is that the cost will be very minimal, especially if I can find a 2nd hand laptop PSU
- Is doing it the "cheap" way possible and logical ?
- What are the implications of using the non recommended volt/amp
BTW - I tried to find an answer to no avail. Thanks heaps for reading up this far and your feedback will be greatly appreciated :)